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Early Start Denver Model (ESDM)

The Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) is an interdisciplinary early intervention approach to autism that aims to alleviate symptoms of autism and accelerate children’s development.

Test Review: Bayley-III

While using they Bayley III, scores should not be calculated or used to diagnose speech and/or language delay/disorder or to determine special education services.

Test Review: PLS-5 English

The PLS-5 is designed for use with children aged birth through 7;11 to assess language development and only be used to probe for information and not to identify a disorder or disability.

Test Review: CELF-4

The Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals-Fourth Edition (CELF-4) is a standardized test designed to assess the presence of a language disorder or delay and should only be used to probe for information and not to identify a disorder or disability.

Report Writing: Background

It is important to be as thorough as possible when writing the background section of the evaluation as extenuating circumstances could explain a delay in language development and also help the evaluator differentiate between a delay, disorder, or normal language development, given the circumstances.